Learning Provider Profile
Mrs Sciortino is a Certified Learning Provider (CLP) with Appleton Greene. An internationally renowned author, Simplicity Expert and Professional Speaker, she spent almost two decades as a high-functioning, award-winning executive before she experienced a life-changing event that forced her to stop and ask the question: ‘What if there’s a better way to live?’.
Embarking on a journey to answer this question, Mrs Sciortino uncovered a simple system to challenge the status quo and use the power of questions to purposefully direct life.
A highly accomplished businesswoman, Mrs Sciortino is an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, has received nominations for the Top Female Author awards, was awarded a prestigious silver Stevie International Business Women Award, named as the recipient of a 2022 CREA Global Award and has also been awarded over 20 international awards for the uniqueness of the tools and resources she offers.
Sought globally for expert comment by media, she’s been featured in podcasts, Facebook Live, YouTube, blog articles, print media and in live TV and Radio.
Mrs Sciortino works globally with corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment to teach people how easy it is to live life in a very different way.
When not working, she can be found in nature, on the yoga mat, lost in a great book, meditating, hanging out with her husband and her house panthers or creating magic in her kitchen.
The health and wellness industry has grown to be a US$4 trillion a year market. We’re bombarded with information every day – most of it contradictory – and it creates confusion about what you should and shouldn’t be doing, what’s right and wrong for you and what works and doesn’t. This module explores what health and wellness actually is, what the principles of wellness are, why you want health and wellness in your life, how your values and beliefs play a part and how you can create a powerful relationship with wellness that has YOU at the center of the equation.
1. Introduction to Health and Wellness – introduction to the course materials and explore personal expectations of this program. Understand what health and wellness really are and how the industry works.
2. The Current State of Play – look at where health and wellness currently stand, what the projection for growth of the industry is, the current level of participation and why there is an engagement crisis at all levels.
3. Health, Wellness and Wellbeing – explore health versus wellness, the ways in which they are different things but must always go together and how wellbeing fits into the picture.
4. Great Expectations – look at how expectations have changed over time, the weight of responsibility that comes with them and who expects what, when, how and why.
5. The Principles of Wellness – explore what can be achieved when a bespoke program is designed to meet the unique needs of an organization’s employees.
6. Benefits: Employers and Employees – explore the debate around whether the benefits of health and wellness programs are worthwhile, including looking at the impact that physical, mental and emotional health has on financial results, morale, motivation, satisfaction, engagement and stress reduction.
7. Organizational Change – understand what positive organizational culture looks like, why you need it to implement an effective health and wellness program, what your culture might be costing you and how a holistic approach can assist in making change management easier.
8. Personal Responsibility – understand the role of personal responsibility and the critical part it plays in the success of a health and wellness program.
9. Truth, Myths and Marketing Spin – learn how to see through the myths and marketing spin to source the information that empowers you to create the way forward that’s perfect for you.
10. Happiness – learn what happiness is, what the four states of happiness are and understand the important role that happiness plays in health and wellness.
11. Values – explore what values are, why you not only need but actually want them, how to develop values and how to use them to enhance your health and wellness once you have them.
12. Beliefs – understand what beliefs are, their role in your life, where they come from and whether they help or hinder your health and wellness.
1. Engage and elicit expectations for the program.
2. Introduce health and wellness and complete an exercise on current views of the effectiveness of health and wellness programs.
3. Set aside time to study the information, tools and resources in the workshop.
4. Set aside time to meet with their team to discuss the elements of the workshop.
5. Identify, and make a list of, the key personnel needed to participate in health and wellness discussions.
6. Participants to complete the exercises individually and then discuss as a group.
7. Allocate time to consider the current effectiveness of any health and wellness program in place.
8. Without conducting any in-depth research, identify any obviously missing elements from existing health and wellness programs.
9. Identify any elements that are working well from existing health and wellness programs.
10. Identify the convincing rationale for creating a bespoke health and wellness program.
11. Create a clear narrative regarding the need for a collaborative approach to creating the framework for a health and wellness program.
12. Set aside time to identify, and write down, what commitment you are prepared to make to your health and wellness journey.
1. Set aside time to read through course manuals and make notes.
2. Allocate time to read the workshop’s preliminary analysis.
3. Identify the key personnel needed to create an effective health and wellness program.
4. Ensure relationships are built with key personnel through regular meetings, discussion and gathering ideas.
5. Schedule a meeting within the next 30 days for participants to meet and discuss workshop.
6. Participate in small groups during the workshop to share observations and reflections.
7. Determine and schedule the time needed to dedicate each workshop.
8. Demonstrate preparedness, commitment and personal presence at each workshop.
9. Prepare questions, seek feedback and create a plan for personal growth.
10. Each exercise in the workshop must be fully completed by the participants, and they must share the process and outcomes with the group.
11. Participants should identify and put into practise the adjustments presented throughout the workshop in order to finish their project.
12. Participants are asked to go over resources for ideas and choose at least one new tool from the list to use.
The first workshop in the Simplified Wellness Program – Health and Wellness: An Introduction – focuses on demystifying the health and wellness industry so you can better understand how to move forwards in a way that allows you to thrive rather than just survive.
During this workshop, you’ll learn what health and wellness actually is, what the principles of wellness are, why you want health and wellness in your life, how your values and beliefs play a part and how you can create a powerful relationship with wellness that has YOU at the center of the equation.
The term “wellness” has historical roots. Since the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, when the writings and leadership of a loosely connected group of American doctors and philosophers greatly influenced how we understand and talk about wellbeing today, wellness has gained popularity as a modern concept.
But the roots of wellness go back much further than that, even to ancient times. Aspects of the wellness idea have their beginnings in a number of intellectual, religious and medical revolutions that took place during the 19th Century in Europe and the United States. The principles of wellbeing can also be traced to the prehistoric societies of Asia, Greece, and Rome, whose historical traditions have had a profound impact on the contemporary wellness movement.
Today, the term “health and wellness” refers to a broad range of practices that support both physical and mental health, including yoga, healthy eating, personal grooming, weight loss, meditation, spa retreats, corporate wellness and wellness travel. Nearly 40 years after its founding, however, wellness is still not well understood and continues to be articulated by many people in different ways.
Since the opening of the first wellness center on the west coast of the United States, the idea of wellness has influenced American and international society, including professionals, clients and scientists. Thousands of records containing the phrase “wellness” are now found in scientific databases all over the world.
Particularly in practice, the term “wellness” is frequently oversimplified to mean “being well and healthy”. Wellness gyms, gardening businesses providing “wellness” services and even wellness pet food are now commonly available. This trend is global; one may purchase ‘wellness tuna fish’ or ‘wellness shower gel’ both in the United States and the Czech Republic, for example.
Globally, there are diverse interpretations of the wellness notion, and the term is frequently misused to sell products and services. Today, it can easily be characterized as a division between quasi-spiritual wellness and secular wellness:
• Secular wellness is based on science, personal responsibility, critical thinking, exercise and fitness, and a conscious search for additional meaning and purpose in life.
• Quasi/spiritual wellness is based on faith, emotions, supernaturalism, the recovery movement, wishful thinking, weepy/swaying, hand-holding, New Age mysticism and guru worship.
Numerous applications of wellness concepts can be found between these two poles of the present wellness movement, including those most frequently seen today being: workplace wellness, wellness coaching and wellness tourism.
Additionally, soaring healthcare costs create intense pressure that has forced a shift to wellness as the major focus of every individual, organization and government body.
This environment has seen traditional medical establishments and more governments turn their attention to wellness and prevention, chiefly as a result of the global epidemic of chronic diseases and obesity that has resulted in unaffordable healthcare expenses in this century. For instance, whereas in the 1990s the majority of academic medical facilities took a negative stance towards complementary medicine, today several of the world’s most prestigious institutions have departments of integrative medicine.
The perception of ‘healthy’ is the thing that has most likely undergone the biggest mental shift of the 21st Century.
In the history of humanity, wellness has never been a goal for such a sizable section of the people. The majority of human history has seen specific fitness and wellness activities restricted to specialized groups, while the general public perceived the influence of lifestyle on daily wellness as a natural occurrence.
Now, over 50% of people currently hold the active or latent belief that their health and wellbeing can be actively managed and promoted.
A portion of the population is motivated by the idea of holistic wellness, longevity, quality of life and permanently maintaining healthy vitals, even though for 90% of wellness seekers, health and wellness still remain driven by tangible parameters linked to rising individuality: looks, managing health conditions and entertainment.<